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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Post Date:12/13/2018 3:38 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, Click Here for Flyerneighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. By equipping adults with the skills needed assist youth experiencing mental illness, Youth Mental Health First Aid seeks to reduce the stigma associated with seeking mental health support.

The training is free to adults living or working in Monterey County.

All trainings are held at Monterey County Office of Education, 901 Blanco Road, Salinas- Rooms G/H

Register today for the session of your choice - All sessions are 8 am to 5 pm

Participants receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid manual and certificate.

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